US Citizenship and Nationality
U.S. citizenship can be obtained in a number of ways, and eligibility for citizenship is often times a fact intensive and complicated process. Lawful permanent residents may apply for naturalization after a certain number of years, depending on one’s marital status or even military service. Children may obtain U.S. citizenship at birth, even if born outside the U.S., or while they are minors through their parent’s naturalization.
One should never delay in applying for citizenship, especially considering that lawful permanent residents can encounter criminal issues or potentially abandon their residency should they leave the U.S. for too long. Therefore, because U.S. citizens are not deportable from the U.S., we encourage those eligible for U.S. citizenship to immediately apply for naturalization, certificate of citizenship, or a U.S. passport